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PBS
Sep 1, 2010 2:20am EDT
chinese nicknamed them "returning turtles." ben wu had also just come back to beijing, where he grew up. >> i have been away for over a decade in the u.s. and never worked in china before. so i want to learn how chinese conduct business, what's the best opportunity in what industry. from monday to friday i work for mckinsey consulting. and then starting from friday night to sunday afternoon i pretty much work the whole time for my internet cafe. >> narrator: ben was using what he learned at business school in new york to create a new franchise. >> this is our first internet café in beijing. it's named time square internet café. you know, we have a new york theme here, new york skyline. we are going to have about 300 computers in this 16,000 square feet. we are going to build a ufo-like structure. we are going to have a train coming out. and underneath there's going to be a lot of lights shooting up through the glass. internet café requires a lot of money. that's why me and my chinese partner have a set of american investors. this café is going to be our first of many. we want to bui
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm PDT
offering a futuristic solution. >> reporter: think traffic is bad where you live? tray beijing which recently topped a survey measuring -- try beijing which recently topped a survey measuring pain where traffic jams last for miles and days. not surprising with a city of 20 million people, but this bright idea called the straddle bus part bus, part train, part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag to build the space age bus is $7.4 million it holds up to 1,400 passengers. the bus can reduce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it does not occupy road space explains the chinese inventor. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india, but it's beijing where the straddle bus is really gaining traction. here desperate times call for desperate measures. a 75-mile backup of cargo trucks to china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid- august. if we don't stay in line
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
beijing, which recently topped a survey measuring computer pain. and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days-- not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. but this bright idea, called the straddle bus-- part bus, part train, part moving tunnel-- could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity, the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads, allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag to build the space-age bus is $7.4 million, and it holds up to 1,400 passengers. "the bus can reduce 25% to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space," explains the chinese inventor. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india. but it's in beijing where the straddle bus is gaining traction. here desperate times call for desperate measures. a 75-mile backup of cargo trucks outside china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid- august. "if we don't stay in line, we have no way to enter beijing," explains this man. he will need pati
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
traffic is bad where you live? try beijing which recently topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days. not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. but this bright idea, called the straddle bus, part bus, part train, part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity, it runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads, allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag is $400 million. the bus could reduce traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space. the idea is proving a hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india but it is beijing where it is gaining traction. near desperate times call for desperate measures. a 75-mile backup of cargo trucks has frustrated drivers since mid august. if we don't stay in line we have no way to enter beijing explains this man. he will need patience. the traffic jam is expected to drag on until december when road construction is complete. in central beijing, roads to the north, stre
PBS
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm PDT
incident. messages online are calling for large-scale anti-japan demonstrations in beijing and other cities on saturday. the day marks the 79th anniversary of a railway explosion in manchuria that led to japan's invasion of china. the internet postings prompted two japanese schools in beijing and tianjin to postpone until next month their sports days that had been scheduled for saturday. the school in tianjin was vandalized, and windows were broken on sunday. the japanese embassy in beijing has posted advice on its website, urging japanese nationals to keep a low profile in crowded public places and to refrain from making noise in japanese-only groups. >>> welcome back to "newsline" business. the yen was finally weakening after the government and the bank of japan moved against the yen. their $24 billion intervention hit foreign exchange markets on wednesday. japan's move came after the dollar dropped to the 82-yen range for the first time in about 15 years on wednesday. the sell-off began in tokyo and carried over into london and new york. at one point the dollar strengthened to the
PBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
week. stephen bosworth will visit seoul, tokyo and beijing in that order between sunday and thursday. u.s. assistant secretary of state philip crowley announced the trip on tuesday. the visit comes in advance of the likely meeting of deputies of the ruling workers party to pave the way for the eventual transfer of power in north korea. the u.s. is also expected to take up the issue of a resumption of the six-party talks with the three countries as china, which acts as the chair, has been pushing the five other members to restart the talks. crowley suggested, however, that bosworth's trip will not necessarily result in the immediate resumption of the talks. >> we will continue our consultations with the key parties in this process but i would suggest, as we have in the past, that it's north korea that needs to do what it can to create a better environment for our progress. >>> the japan coast guard is questioning the captain of a chinese fishing boat who is suspected of atempting to obstruct an inspection in japanese er territorial wate. the coast guard says the captain admitted its b
PBS
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm PDT
the agreement was made at a meeting in beijing on wednesday, with deputy assistant secretary michael schiffer and chinese officials. the two countries agreed to expand dialogue and deepen military cooperation. they'll hold working-level talks in hawaii in mid october. a vice ministerial meeting -- or vice ministerial-level meeting is scheduled later this year in washington. the two sides had recently started to improve bilateral relations. u.s. president barack obama met chinese premier wen jiabao in new york last week. they confirmed the need to deepen economic and security ties. >>> a former deputy secretary-general of the main governing democratic party is now in china in a bid to repair the frayed ties between japan and china. relations soured after japanese authorities detained the captain of a chinese fishing boat that had collided with japan coast guard patrol ships earlier this month. the incident occurred near japan's senkaku islands, which are also claimed by chinese, or china-k and taiwan. japanese prosecutors released the captain last saturday. goshi hosono arrived in bei
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm PDT
japanese embassy in beijing is continuing its efforts to contact them. the men work for a japanese construction company, fujita corporation, and a shanghai based subsidiary. china state run news agency says the four are being interrogated by national security authorities in hebei province. japanese embassy officials say they were informed by chinese authorities that the men had been in custody since monday. they say they are trying to confirm the details behind their detention. china severely restricts access to military-related areas. several japanese travelers in the past have been investigated on suspicion of entering or filming such aas with the chinese media giving little coverage to such incents. rsy ed news items. obseinvolved in the n will lead to the >>> the sceheim ofouth korea naval wlllykilledgninist thsday w hd t gerabakioonirs u. pemrsjan'pre nierapileendat . yrajor sin ceer. league record set more than 0yef ay ao tied pett year rose for the most 200-hit seasons. rose made his career in the major league. >> ichiro. 200 hits. amazing. se of the news received from broad
SFGTV2
Sep 20, 2010 10:30pm PDT
asian culture. >> you have lived internationally, you have lived in cities like new york and beijing, now shanghai. you made a very conscious decision to lend this culture to san francisco as opposed to having it premier as an exhibition at another museum. >> i am very satisfied with the turnout and i lived in new york for 8 years and all of my children were born in new york. i already have the american spirit. i am proud to be here and i really appreciate the spirit of committing to things and being honored and being collaborative. when i flashed back to my career, i think about what an artist can do is a teeny tiny thing. i want to contribute to the hall human society. what art can do is just this tiny bit. >> your invitation has already proven to be a great success and we really look forward to spending time with your sculpture. thank you for being part of "culture wire." >> thank you for being part of this project. >> thank you for watching. join us for future episodes. you can >> welcome to culturewater. in 2001, the san francisco arts commission and tampa does go public library
PBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
embassy in beijing says niwa responded by saying that japan cannot accept any blame for e incident. >>> china remains noncommittal to requests from japan for the country to review its decision to cut rare earth metal exports. a delegation from the japan/china economic association met senior officials of the chinese ministry of industry and information technology in beijing on tuesday. the delegation included hiromasa yonekura, chairman of the keidanren of the japan business feration and toyota motos chairman. they asked him to reviewis decision to cut exports of rare earth metals on a large scale. the delegation also proposed technological exchanges regarding pollution caused by rare earth metal production and also proposed the setting up of a panel of government and private sector experts to discuss ways to tackle such pollution. chinese officials said they would like japan to try to diversify imports of rare earth metals by contacting other countries that produced the metals such as canada and the united states. previously, japan's foreign minister had asked the chinese governmen
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am PDT
live? try beijing. re¢ly topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jambs can stretch for miles and last for days not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. this bright idea called straddle bus, part bus part train part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares using a mix of solar power and electricity it runs on tracks installed on existing roads allowing small vehicles to drive underneath the price tag to build it is $7.4 million holds up to 1400 passengers. >> the bus can produce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space explains the chinese inventor the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india, beijing where the straddle bus is really gaining traction. here, desperate times call for desperate measures, 75-mile back up of cargo trucks outside china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid-august. if we don't stay in line we have no way to enter beijing says this man. he will need patience the traffic jamb is expected to drag on until december when road co
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2010 6:15pm EDT
from having beijing give tacit approval to what they did. if it is not north korea, it is hard to imagine that, but they come out smelling like a rose. china and russia -- this is a blueprint for a crisis in the future. we're going to have crisis and war on the peninsula again. we know where china and russia are going and it is not to support the alliance. >> you would certainly shoot a torpedo if you thought you could get away with it. there are people who shot -- in our country who still question who shot president kennedy and president lincoln. i do not put much stock in a conspiracy. until i see more evidence, the north koreans get the credit for that action. question? on the end, sir. >> i am from nasa. -- national and space intelligence center. i would like to propose -- has south korea considered using the chinese economic investment in north korea as a tool for unification? have they taken that perspective. -- perspective? so far, it seems like the united states involvement has led to the status quo of a divided peninsula. we have seen moves from south korea like this reun
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am PDT
. how one man is offering a futuristic solution. >> traffic is bad where you live? try beijing. recently topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days. not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. but this bright idea called the straddle bus, part bus part train part moving tunnel, could soon solve real traffic nightmares. >> using a mix of solar power and electricity the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads, allowing small vehicles to drive underneath the price tag to build it is $7.4 million. and it holds up to 1400 passengers. >> the bus can reduce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space excleans the inventor. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india but beijing where the straddle bus is gaining traction here desperate times call for desperate measures, a 75-mile back up of cargo trucks has frustrated drivers since mid- august. >> if we don't stitch in line we have no way to enter beijing. he will
PBS
Sep 16, 2010 2:30pm PDT
for parliament. the last time she ran for her country was at the beijing olympics as a sprinter. in this male-dominated society, she's one of 406 women standing for the 200 seats in parliament. despite her inexperience, she is confident of her success. >> if this election is transparent and fair, i'm sure those people who wanted me to stand will vote for me. i think i can get plenty of votes. >> there is hardly an inch of kabul where you can't see her posters. she came last in beijing, but it gives hope to some. >> i'm going to vote for this candidate because she is young and she might help the youth of this country. >> i do not know who is this lady who just passed by. it's good to vote for someone you know. how can i say something about her when i do not know her? >> back at her headquarters, they are readying more forces. some candidates have received death threats from the taliban. >> yes, i've been threatened. every night i put up my posters but the next morning they are gone. every day people tell me they've heard i've been killed or injured. >> despite the threat, she says sh
PBS
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm PDT
at 2% this year as beijing aims to minimize an impact on its export industry. >>> the japanese government filed a complaint against canada for unfairing subsidizing its solar energy sector. the ontario government is planning to increase their ratio next year. japan said the subsidies are not fair to japanese solar panel makers operating in canada and says they violate wto rules, which ban unfair treatment of imported products. japan says it will ask the organization to establish a committee of experts to resolve the case if agreement through talks is not reached between the two countries. the government says it has taken that case to the wto to prevent the rise of protectionism in environmental-related industries. the solar energy sector is forecast to see substantial growth. the united states and the european union are expected to file complaints. >>> prime minister kan has asked california governor arnold schwarzenegger to invest in japan's bullet train system for the united states' plans transportation system. he said there had been no fatal accidents since it was introduced
PBS
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm PDT
closer look at the chinese market in the near future so i will visit your beijing headquarters. >> by working with the traditional japanese companies, i think it's -- we will make the game as popular as possible into the world, into chinese, japanese, into american, european, the world market. >> reporter: his company is launching the version of its flagship online game next month. like many chinese gamemakers, the company is attracted to the mature japanese gaming market. expanding their reach into japan is another step on the way to global success. >>> and here is some of the news received from broadcasting stations across asia. we begin with this item sent by irib iran. >>> a terrorist attack in iran killed ten people on wednesday. the explosion happened in a northwestern city during the annual military parade which marks the beginning of the iran/iraq war. authorities say most of the dead are women and children. the blast also injured more than 30 other people. the investigation into the attack is under way. >>> preparations for the upcoming 2010 commonwealth games in dell high su
PBS
Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm PDT
beijing company allows more than 100,000 people to play simultaneously. a japanese company official looking at the chinese exhibits appeared to be impressed. >>> it's been a busy week here in japan in the race for leadership of the ruling democratic party prime minister naoto kan beat his opponent and was re-elected. he then authorized a market intervention to weaken the yen. for an analysis of the country's economic climate our market reporter ai yuchida spoke with chief market economist at midori securities. >> japan continues to fight inflation with recent economic data showing that consumer price indexes continues to fall month on month. what kind of economic and fiscal policies does japan need for us to exit deflation? >> the condition between supply side and the demand side is not so good. so there is continuous down side pressure onto the japanese prices of goods and services. so i think the japanese government should implement strong initiative in the policy of adding people on this land, both japanese and tourists or some immigrants. so i don't think the monetary approa app
PBS
Sep 7, 2010 7:00pm PDT
their illegal interception of chinese fishing boats. the japanese embassy in beijing says he responded by saying that japan cannot accept any blame for the incident. >>> tropical storm malou is about to make landfall on the west coast of central japan. we have an update now. >> that's right. we are starting to see heavy rain erupting in tokyo as well as a storm system that has been with us for the past several days bringing torrential downpours and strong winds in southern japan. let's take a look at the situation in western japan taken from earlier this morning. you can see commuters really contending with the heavy downpours as well as strong winds. about 200 millimeters are said to have accumulated in some areas. 240 millimeters have been recorded in one area. really staggering amounts and these are conditions we are expecting to see here in central japan as well. now the storm system is going to be making landfall in a couple hours' time. it has weakened quite a bit, maximum wind speeds 65 kilometers per hour, barely a tropical storm now. it will make its way eastward and then maki
SFGTV2
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
traveling exhibit in beijing at the beijing arts center. we were rebuilding those and they never translated -- we have translated into chinese more. many of them focused on animals that will go extinct if we can -- if people continue to purchase traditional chinese medicine that uses animals. we want to focus on the critical habitats that they need to survive and on the issues that you might not even realize that are disappearing. how can we protect it if we don't even see it as existing food for many of the songbirds we knew as children -- how can be protected if we don't see it as existing? many of the songbirds that we knew as children are disappearing. we will start this thing up in a second. or will read to you the beginning intro, every 20 minutes the peace repeats with the same intro and the same conclusion with a different sound and a different background. it starts with what is missing. pieces that have gone extinct, species that will go extinct in our lifetime, the species that we will never know. on average, any 20 minutes, a species will disappear from the planet. in the time th
PBS
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, in beijing. chi china's state-1 news agency reported his government backs myanmar's efforts to reconcile the nation through election. observers say the myanmar government will assert the legitimacy of the election and defy criticisms from the international community now that it has approval of china its, economic partner. >>> china's vice premier lee ku chang says his consider will consider accepting advanced japanese technology to tackle pollution caused by rare earth metal production. lee made the remark in a meeting with visiting japanese business leaders in beijing on wednesday. the vice premier said that developed countries have strategies to capture markets using advanced technologies. he said that it will take time for his nation to learn those technologies. the japanese business allegation is visiting china to urge the country to review its decision to cut exports of the metals, which would affect high-tech production by japanese firms. china accounts for more than 90% of the world's output. >>> new zealand's government says repairing the damage from last saturday's ear
PBS
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm PDT
meeting with the chinese leader outside the capital in beijing. >> the first footage was broadcast by china's state-run tv network on august 30th, after he wrapped up his five-day visit. kim went to a junior high school attended by his late father, kim il sung. the next day kim moved to the provisional capital where he had a long meeting with the chinese president, hu jintao. chinese media reported that president hu reiterated the need to resume the stalled six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. they reported that kim said that his staff of seeking a nuclear free peninsula remains unchanged, and he expressed hope for an early resumption of the talks. there is speculation that kim held talks with chinese officials ahead of a meeting of north korea's ruling workers party with his third son may be deemed his successor. it is not clear, however, if kim jong un accompanied his father to china. >> we're now joined by our beijing correspondent. what significance did kim's visit have for china and north korea? >> the official reason for the visit was that kim was invited by preside
PBS
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: beijing's countermeasures took aim at the heart of the japanese economy. china blocked exports to japan of so-called rare earth elements -- key components of high-tech manufactured items from iphones, wind mills and computer hard drives to sophisticated military equipment. china controls an estimated 97% of the world's current market in these rare earth elements. >> frankly, these stories about the rare exports being held up to japan is a kind of leverage that i thought went out with the cold war 20 years. so i would characterize it as a harsh reaction, unnecessary in terms of the japanese overall goodwill toward china. >> reporter: reagan era defense department official michael pillsbury says he was surprised by china's move. >> the old school of thought about china was that they would be modest in their rise as a world leader. they would not provoke difficulties with other countries, just bide our time and build up slowly. that was xiaoping's guidance for a long time. so it's a surprise to see them be this assertive, shall we say, on the world stage. >> they're breaking diplomat
PBS
Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT
were allowed to meet with them for the first time on saturday. >>> in beijing, china's foreign minister has refused to meet with the japanese ambassador to discuss the japanese nationals. sources say japanese ambassador niwa filed the request for a meeting on sunday. the ministry is said to have turned down the request without a clear explanation. sources say china may have decided that a meeting would be premature as tensions remain high after the ship collision incident in japanese territorial waters over the sengkaku islands. >>> palestinian president mahmoud abbas said he'll decide on whether to end peace talks with israel after discussing the situation with arab leaders last week. the discussion came after israeli leaders continued construction on the west bank sunday. the palestinian leader said the freeze on settlement building should be extended for at least three or four more months. abbas said he'll bring the matter to a meeting in cairo next week before coming to a decision. the move came despite ongoing peace talks mediated by the united states. sarkozy said he'll i
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
from nadal. dick: mary, did you do the match in beijing in the olympics between these two? mary: i did not. dick: nadal besting djokovic, went on for the gold medal, djokovic took the bronze, defeating james blake. mary: that was, i'm glad you brought that up. by the time nadal came to the u.s. open, he was so tired from having won in beijing, it was right before the open. he didn't have enough left to go after this title. he's done a very good job of managing his schedule this year. didn't even play the whole clay court season, took time off, tried very hard not to play two tournaments in a row. he's had some injuries. he's had abdominal tears and knee injuries. he's learned to really take better charge of his body , so he could win. he's still got the goods at the end of the majors. john: ironically, when he injured his knee at the australian that gave him time to recover, then he only played two hard court events, then he went through the scenario where he played one event, then a week off, then goes to rome a week off, madrid, week off. that is asking too much, there. unlucky f
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
match in beijing in the olympics between these two? mary: i did not. dick: nadal besting djokovic, went on for the gold medal, djokovic took the bronze, defeating james blake. mary: that was, i'm glad you brought that up. by the time nadal came to the u.s. open, he was so tired from having won in beijing, it was right before the open. he didn't have enough left to go after this title. he's done a very good job of managing his schedule this year. didn't even play the whole clay court season, took time off, tried very hard not to play two tournaments in a row. he's had some injuries. he's had abdominal tears and knee injuries. he's learned to really take better charge of his body , so he could win. he's still got the goods at the end of the majors. john: ironically, when he injured his knee at the australian that gave him time to recover, then he only played two hard court events, then he went through the scenario where he played one event, then a week off, then goes to rome a week off, madrid, week off. that is asking too much, there. unlucky for nadal, the mis-hit by djokovic. you
FOX News
Sep 22, 2010 3:00am EDT
don't want us to be number one. let's see how they like china. let's have the world flying to beijing to ask for stuff. then they will come back to us. >> then they will, yeah. >> then they go, oh, oh, not so bad, are we? >> when we start building our wall, then they are thinking, maybe i should have stuck around. >> you l have peeking duck with a side of moushu? you will change your mind. >> the big macs are i can tasting -- are tasting pretty good. >>> he thinks free enterprise isn't wise and he hopes it dies. i speak of ahmadinejad who used his speech to say capitalism is caput which means it is time for a new episode of everybody loves mahmoud. >> in tonight's special episode, mahmoud encourages people to, quote, spare no effort in planning for new world order. roll tape. >> the decision making bodies in the international and political fields, are the reasons behind most of the plights today. demanding liberal capitalism has caused the suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries. >> later in the episode he gets a full body wax. earlier in the day during a p
SFGTV2
Sep 10, 2010 12:00pm PDT
hearing how wonderful the transportation system is in france, do you know what they're doing in beijing? finally, california will get it right in with this. this project that so many people have talked about will finally start to take shape. the fourth thing we are celebrating go to my first point, leadership. stewardship. we would not be here if it was not the work for willie brown and others. don perotta and his extraordinary work. members of the board of supervisors that have come and gone. past mayors, incredible leadership from caltran, mtc, to all the folks that you see here, and in particular, secretary ray lahood, who stepped up to the plate and follow through on a commitment to steer a significant amount of funds our way. to barbara boxer as well, who has proven it is not just words that create jobs, but follow- through. it is about the leadership and the extension of past mayors, the good work of george miller, all the folks that that in four dimensions. let me conclude by saying that at the end of the day, all of that matters a lot come but it is simply not enough. the only w
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
parliament. two years ago she was in a different race, running for afghanistan in the beijing olympics. she finished last then. tomorrow jalali hopes for a different result. "i represent youth and i represent women" she says. "and both need a voice in parliament." but constituents here are just as likely to kill candidates as they are to vote for them. >> look at this, this is my car. >> reporter: she was in the front seat campaigning when insurgents smashed in the windows. jalali is not alone. the taliban have threatened anyone involved in the elections. its campaign of terror has left three candidates dead. but 2,500 people are defying the danger and running for 249 seats candidate haroun mir warns the could be afghanistan's last election before the taliban regain power-- a threat he compares to a spreading tumor. so taliban is a cancer in afghanistan? >> exactly. and it's growing fast. since last year, taliban have been able to expand their territory in the north and now even in suburbs of kabul. >> reporter: despite the threats, jalali remains hopeful, campaigning until the end in the b
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. 34 in taipei. even tokyo, still warm. 25 with showers in seoul. 31 in beijing. along we go into north america. texas is quieted on down. that moisture from hermine shifted into parts of eastern kansas as well as missouri. picks up steam from another system here and still bringing drenching rains. now, the system, in fact, extends up towards central canada, manitoba, saskatchewan, any cells could bring severe, isolated storms. the upper midwest into the lower midwest, hail, strong gusts, very -- lots of lightning and downpours quite heavy at times. east coast looking to dry out. towards the west, also quiet here. although there does seem to be rain moving into british columbia. here's a look at how temperatures are on friday. 14 degrees in winnipeg. chilly for you. 27 in denver. hot and muggy in houston. miami, 33. 23 in new york city. more autumnal there. last, let's head over to europe. western europe, looking nice. calm conditions here. also eastern europe, though really, really calm all week, things are going to change. i'll show you why. look at this cloud here. underneath itti a
PBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
than the beijing olympics. but as visitors began arriving, it became clear conditions were far worse. away from public view, they have been confronted with filthy toilets, rubbish, and flooded apartments. >> some parts of the village are not habitable at the moment. it is hard to see how they can be a turned brown. they are appalling, filthy. disgusting. standing water. could be expected to live in those conditions -- no one could be expected to live in those conditions. >> visitors will arrive from 71 common wealth countries, the biggest gathering ever. and today, at the mean athletic stadium, another major setback. a collapsed bridge leaves workers injured. the cleanup those on into the night. you can see the main athletic stadium all lit up behind me. and now, the bridge that has collapsed under its own weight, which have been used by thousands. no questions will be raised over the quality of construction -- now questions will be raised of the quality of construction. this was supposed to be india's coming out party, showcasing its global power. even now, organizers insist t
FOX
Sep 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
in beijing. chinese folk dance is actually becoming increasingly popular right here in the u.s. but this group of girls is dancing for a special reason. >> we're all like each other we're all connected. >> all the girls in this class were born in china and adopted by american families. >> well, i think it's a really supportive environment for us because you know that there are other girls that are kind of going through the same thing because we're all adopted. so you've known these girls for a really long time and you know that you can trust them with your, like, secrets. >> i want them to be proud that they're chinese, and you know now that they are also chinese-american, i don't want them to lose that. >> they're going to get questions like how come -- are you from china? how come your parents aren't chinese? they need to know what it means to be chinese to answer those questions. >> five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four -- >> i believe the girls, they should learn chinese folk dance because their origin's from china and now they're living in the united states, so they ar
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countries for several years. the chinese statement reiterated beijing's claim, calling it indisputable. meanwhile, four japanese nationals detained on thursday on suspicion of entering a restricted military zone in northern china are still being held. it was the biggest oil spill in u.s. history. the gulf of mexico disaster caused damage to marine life, coastal communities and big business. now the question is, could it happen here in britain? and if it does, could we cope? european ministers have agreed to review oil drilling as the british government considers whether three new deep-water wells should go ahead. this report from from our environment correspondent. >> a training exercise for the nightmare of another massive oil spill. just off southampton sections are inflated. it's a laborious task. there's no oil in the water, but everyone is acting as if there is. this is a rehearsal for what will happen if there's an accident off the shores of britain. this kind of training matters more than ever now, as the oil industry moves into deeper stretches of ocean. the key qu
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
energy reserves to me china's hugely growing demand. in beijing today, the president's celebrated together the completion of a new pipeline between siberia and china. >> china and russia share strong mutual interest. biggests the world's energy supplier and china is the biggest consumer. when the two countries' leaders met, had much to talk about. they have found a range of agreements on energy cooperation. china wants more resources to fuel its economic growth. president dimitry medvedev's visit coincided with the completion of a oil pipeline between the two countries. >> both sides have placed highly the pipeline and we will continue to stick to the principles of openness, mutual benefit and the progress of cooperation in the areas of trade, energy, finance, legislation and high-tech industries. >> aside from oil, russia is eyeing opportunities to sell gas in china. russia wants to diversify its market which is currently heavily reliant on europe. they have yet to work out a pricing structure, but if anything goes through, it will worry the west. it will be seen as yet another s
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Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm EDT
they help them remain strong this year. these days it is different, now china signs the checks. beijing hand over nearly $3 million to the mongolian military this year. but there are some who see china as a bully, not a benefactor. and undermining the mongolian way of life. and this is how they fight back. a very public warning to mongolian women, this is what happens if you sleep with chinese men. the founder of the group that made the threat calls himself a nationalist. if he chooses to meet me in traditional dress. if violence he condemns, but he says the woman who was shaved deserved it. >> i think this is right. if you ask mongolian people what they think about id, the majority of them would say they support this act. >> his group is blamed for dozens of attacks on those they see as threatening the security of their race. tomany's nationalists tried cleanse their nation, so to me, this also stands for keeping our nation clean. it is not like i'm a nottie. it is just nationalism. am a nazi.like i may not se it is just nationalism. >> those targeted say that they are already a real t
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